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Alumni Ventures

Alumni Ventures

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Job Type
Contract
Description

About the company

Alumni Ventures (AV) is a network-powered venture capital firm that has raised more than $1B, holds a rapidly growing portfolio of over 1,000 venture-backed companies, and counts 600,000+ community members and subscribers across its funds. Alumni Ventures is consistently recognized as one of the most active venture firms globally, according to PitchBook. With 130 employees, including 40 investment professionals, spread across Boston, Chicago, New York City, Menlo Park, and Manchester, NH, we are growing rapidly and continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation.

About This Role

We are seeking an experienced, Venture Investor to join the team on as a consultant with the possibility of full time employment after approximately 6 months.

This individual will be a core part of the investment team, reporting directly to and working closely with the Blue Ivy Ventures & Nassau Street Team. The primary focus of the role is deal sourcing across different sectors, stages and geographies. This individual will also support researching and evaluating potential investment opportunities and managing relationships with portfolio companies and fellow venture investors. Blue Ivy Ventures & Nassau Street Ventures is a co-investor, investing alongside well established venture funds. The successful candidate will source high quality investments for the funds and will have significant input into the creation of an annual portfolio of ~20-30 venture investments.

This position is based out of Alumni Ventures’ New York or Boston office and is a hybrid role. Alumni Ventures is a fast-paced, professional, entrepreneurial environment.

Role / Responsibilities

  • Identify and research potential investment opportunities, as well as develop and maintain the deal pipeline
  • Develop investment memos and execute the Investment Committee processes
  • Assist in the monitoring of existing investments and support existing founders in the portfolio across a variety of efforts.
  • Maintain fund performance metrics in close collaboration with AV back office / finance support
  • Manage deal flow and related database inputs
  • Conduct outreach to VC's, entrepreneurs, incubators, and more to help fill our deal pipeline with prospects
  • Vet potential deal opportunities that align with AV’s investment mandate, including interviewing company teams, competitors, customers, etc.
  • Present companies and work closely and collaboratively with the Managing Partner, as well as other teams within AV
  • Educate deal sources and companies/entrepreneurs about AV and our process and effectively manage relationships in a professional, courteous manner
  • Work closely with sibling funds to identify mutual interesting investment opportunities
  • Develop and maintain proprietary deal and market intelligence
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Experience as an investor in venture capital, private equity, growth equity
  • 4-6 years of additional professional experience in finance, start-up strategy/operations, consulting and/or other applicable experience

Ideal Traits:

  • Exceptional research and analytical skills
  • Professional demeanor complemented by a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrable interest in entrepreneurship, emerging companies, and new technologies
  • Proven experience in conducting company research and due diligence
  • Capable of managing multiple complex projects concurrently
  • Effective communicator with excellent listening and sales skills
  • Adept at networking and growing deal pipeline
  • Social media savvy/digitally native- enjoys creating podcasts & videos
  • Highly organized
  • Self-motivated and good team player
  • Quick learner with a creative problem-solving mindset
  • Proficiency in database management and technical platforms

Pay: $50-$75 per hour

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